Ecclesiastical Biography: Or, Lives of Eminent Men, Connected with the History of Religion in England : from the Commencement of the Reformation to the Revolution, Volume 3

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Christopher Wordsworth
J.G. & F. Rivington, 1839 - Christian biography

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Page 117 - Be of good comfort, master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Page 643 - Our two souls therefore, which are one, Though I must go, endure not yet A breach, but an expansion, Like gold to airy thinness beat. If they be two, they are two so As stiff twin compasses are two; Thy soul, the fix'd foot, makes no show To move, but doth, if th
Page 115 - Not otherwise?" said master Ridley. "No," quoth Dr. Marshal. "Therefore if you will not so do, then there is no remedy but you must suffer for your deserts." "Well," quoth master Ridley, "so long as the breath is in my body, I will never deny my Lord Christ, and his known truth: God's will be done in me!
Page 518 - Christian behaviour in this place, where he gave a holy valediction to all the pleasures and allurements of earth, possessing his soul in a virtuous quietness, which he maintained by constant study, prayers, and meditations : his use was to preach once every Sunday, and he or his curate to catechise after the second lesson in the evening prayer...
Page 342 - For I have received of the Lord that which I also delivered unto you-, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread : and when He had given thanks he brake it and said, Take, eat ; this is my body which is broken for you : this do in remembrance of me.
Page 674 - Montford), towards the making of his monument. It was not for many years known by whom; but, after the death of Dr. Fox, it was known that it was he that sent it; and he lived to see as lively a representation of his dead friend as marble can express: a statue indeed so like Dr. Donne, that — as his friend Sir Henry Wotton hath expressed himself — " It " seems to breathe faintly, and posterity shall look upon " it as a kind of artificial miracle.
Page 641 - That he found and left Mrs. Donne very sad, and sick in her bed ; and that, after a long and dangerous labour, she had been delivered of a dead child. And, upon examination, the abortion proved to be the same day, and about the very hour, that Mr. Donne affirmed he saw her pass by him in his chamber.
Page 511 - There is no learning that this man hath not searched into, nothing too hard for his understanding: this man indeed deserves the name of an author : his books will get reverence by age ; for there is in them such seeds of eternity, that if the rest be like this, they shall last till the last fire shall consume all learning.
Page 120 - And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
Page 508 - ... government, our manner of God's worship, our praising and praying to him, and our established ceremonies, as often as their tender consciences shall require us. And, in this examination, I have not only satisfied myself, but have begun a treatise, in which I intend the satisfaction of others, by a demonstration of the reasonableness of our laws of ecclesiastical polity.

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